MSc Psychology

Certified in:

Stakeholder Centered Coaching

IDI (MRG Group)


Below you find a short article, which clarifies my thinking on leadership

Cherish Your Enemy
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How I work


Better to practice silence than to preach bla bla

Leaders are more effective when they strive for a positive
and meaningful impact on people and the environment around them.

Reducing our ego helps us to increase the positive impact of our leadership.
These beliefs I truly ‘live’, but leadership is about what you practice rather than what you say.


Committed to real results

I have a strong commitment to get real results in terms of improved leadership.
I enjoy working with leaders who have the same commitment.

Clear and authentic

We work together on real leadership challenges. I observe and give feedback in clear language. No corporate jargon.  


Experiential learning

We don’t learn and grow by talking sessions only.
Experiential learning is about doing, practicing, and experiencing.
We work on real business issues together. We go outside, we move, out of comfort. 

Slow pace and small scale

Leaders and top teams work at high speed, day in, day out.
I slow you down to reflect and really learn.
I work small-scale: dedicated to a few individual leaders and teams only. 



I work with a global network of like-minded coaches, facilitators, teachers and specialists in experiential learning.
With leading Business Schools like IMD, Tias Nimbas and Ashridge, small 'boutiques' and individual professionals.

About me

I have developed my experience in leadership development over the years in different roles.

I held different senior HR positions at large multinational companies (Ahold, Heineken, Grandvision, FrieslandCampina). I have personal experience as member of the top team in different businesses.


Since 2006, I have specialised in top team effectiveness and personal leadership coaching. 

I have worked in very different settings: listed companies, partnerships, private equity, cooperative ownership. From scale ups to large corporations.


I am a psychologist in business. I hold a MSc in psychology, including intensive training in coaching and counselling.


I have worked and still work internationally: in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.


I am married and father of three adult children. Besides work and family I have a passion for mountaineering, summer and winter.